Yuvraj Singh Retirement

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Yuvraj Singh Retirement

Postby bolero » Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:29 am

How would we judge Yuvraj Singh as a player ?

Started out as an Under 19 star along with Kaif, explosive start to ODI's in Nairobi in 2000 where he showed his full repertoire of strokes against Australia.

6 sixes against Stuart Broad in an over.

Was instrumental in India winning 2011 WC , starred with bat and ball. Was diagnosed with a cancerous tumour in his left lung.

Fought through vomitting during WC (early signs of cancer) to fighting over odds with tremendous willpower.

On the flip side, was a failure as a test batsman.

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Re: Yuvraj Singh Retirement

Postby bolero » Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:34 am

Yuvraj and Gautam Gambhir, both lefties were key to India winning the WC.

Yuvraj's knock against Brett Lee and co in quarters was superb. I remember following it from the gym.

I can disclose now I was in the gym during all the key matches, didnt want to watch due to superstition.

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Re: Yuvraj Singh Retirement

Postby raja » Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:45 pm

At one time one of the world's best ODI batsmen.
Easily one of the best in a chase.

But yes, relative failure in Tests - harder to hide in Test cricket.